How to make a Mason Jar Salad

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Sharing some tips on how to make a mason jar salad + some of my favorite combos and recipes!

Hi hi friends! How are you? I hope you’re having a wonderful morning so far! We’re on a Disney cruise right now – I’ll report back with all of the fun and have been sharing some stories on IG! – and having the best time. For today’s post, I wanted to share a meal prep staple that I absolutely love, especially if you have a busy schedule and routine: the mason jar salad!

These are a simple yet convenient way to pack in a nutrient-dense and satisfying meal and they’re great for healthy packed lunches. One of my favorite things about them is that you can prepare them days in advance, so they’re an amazing meal prep option. I’m dedicating this post to share practical tips to help ya prepare mason jar salads that are delicious (and not soggy!).

How To Make A Mason Jar Salad

Why Put Salad In A Mason Jar?

  • It’s a single-serve lunch option
  • You can customize these salads to suit your preferences
  • You can start with the same base and then add flavor variations, so you’re not eating the exact same thing all week
  • It’s a convenient way to get in nutrients, veggies, protein, and healthy fats
  • You can make them a full-sized lunch or a side salad

How To Layer A Mason Jar Salad

Step 1

Prepare all of your ingredients. I like to have a mix of fresh greens (rotate types to get different nutrients and benefits), roasted veggies, protein (chicken, tuna, tempeh, lentils, leftover steak or salmon, hardboiled eggs, anything you like), a healthy starch (cooked rice, beans, quinoa, sweet potato or any squash, etc), healthy fats (nuts/seeds work well in these) and any extras (like dried fruit, cheese, olives, pickles or pickled veggies, etc.)

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Friday Faves

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Hi hi, and hello from San Diego! We’re off on a little adventure – I’ll be sharing pics and and videos over on IG – and I’m really looking to vacation and family fun. I hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead!


It’s time for the weekly Friday Faves party! This is where I share some of my favorite finds from the week and around the web. I always love hearing about your faves too, so please shout out something you’re loving in the comments below.

Friday Faves

Liv’s bday celebration!

We spent the whole weekend celebrating our new 11-year old. I still can’t even believe it.

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Health and fitness books women should read in 2023

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Sharing some of my top health and fitness book recommendations for women in 2023! Please chime in with your faves and top suggestions in the comments section.

Hellooooo friends! Hope your morning is off to a lovely start. I’m getting in a quick Sculpt Society workout and then heading into the day’s to-dos.

When I set my big reading goal a couple of years ago (at least 3 books per month: 1 fiction, 1 nonfiction, and 1 related to health/wellness in some way), it expanded my book horizons and I enjoyed some very powerful reads.

In today’s post, I wanted to share some of my current favorite health and wellness books, and I would love to hear about ones that you’ve loved and would recommend to others, too.

Health and fitness books women should read in 2022

Eat Smarter

Shawn Stevenson is my #1 favorite podcast host, so I was obviously excited to read this one. It also far surpassed my expectations. As you can probably guess, I’ve read a lot of “diet” and health books in my life. Some have been cringeworthy to the max, while others have inspired me to make positive changes in my personal routine and share new knowledge with clients. This is one of those books! I love that he goes into the science and the WHY behind his recommendations, and shares tips and strategies for fueling for longevity and optimal health. I also appreciate the fact that many times he mentions that diets shouldn’t be one size fits all. It’s up to you to experiment with different strategies and find the methods that resonate best with your unique body.

With his funny one-liners and conversational way of explaining some intense science-y stuff, Shawn shares optimal foods and how they impact our sleep, hormones, longevity, and fat loss. The book also includes a 30-day sample meal plan and recipes. I only wish that the book had more recipes!

The Cancer Revolution

I picked up a copy of The Cancer Revolution because I follow Dr. Connealy on Instagram and LOVE her account. She shares so much valuable info, and I think it’s fascinating to be able to follow someone who treats cancer frequently, and successfully. She uses a blend of alternative and traditional therapies, including IV vitamin infusions, oxygen therapy, red light, detox strategies, and sauna, in addition to low-dose chemotherapy. I wanted to read this book because I’m all about empowering myself with extra tools and information, and found so many valuable resources in this book for preventing cancer, treating cancer, potentially helpful

122: from powerless to powerful with Adina Eden

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Hi friends! How are ya? I hope you’re enjoying the morning so far!

I have a new podcast episode up today with Adina Eden Mizrahi, the designer and founder of Adina Eden. I was so inspired by her story and am excited to share this episode with you all!

122: from powerless to powerful with Adina Eden

Here’s what we talk about:

– Her background and what inspired her to start creating jewelry

– Her personal story and how she went from feeling defeated to empowered

– How she started an incredibly successful business without funding or investors

– The moment she knew momentum had begun and this was going to be a real thing

and so much more!

 

Here’s a bit more about Adina and her background:

Adina Eden is not just a multi-million dollar jewelry line worn by an ongoing list of A-list celebrities including Ariana Grande, Tinx, Kylie & Kendall Jenner, Cardi B, and Hailey Beiber. Adina Eden is a jewelry line created and designed straight from Adina’s mission: That when a woman shines, her splendorous beauty is revealed for all to see and her true power is unleashed. Through her jewelry, Adina is helping women make a statement for herself and to the world.

Founded in 2015, Adina Eden, has since garnered Adina a coveted spot on the 2022 Forbes 30 Under 30 List. Both a multi-million dollar business and a family business, Adina Eden’s designs and success has been recognized by top outlets such as Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Who What Wear, Elle, InStyle, Glamour, and many others.

Check out Adina Eden on Instagram here and her personal Instagram here.

Check out their website here with SO many gorgeous jewelry options. They kindly sent me these hoop earrings (which I’ve been wearing constantly) and this sparkly cuff.

Resources from this episode:

The weather is cooling down, and I’m still obsessed with my sauna blanket. It feels even BETTER when it’s chilly outside and you can use the code FITNESSISTA15 for 15% off! This is one of my favorite ways to relax and sweat it out. I find that it energizes me, helps with aches and pains, I sleep better on the days I use this, and it makes my skin glow. Link to check it out here. You can also use my discount for

Ingredients To Avoid In Your Beauty Products

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Interested in switching to safer products? In this post, I’m sharing ingredients to avoid in your beauty products and why it matters for overall health.

I’ll be honest, my journey to switching to safer personal care and beauty products began long after my health journey started. I’ve dedicated much of my life to fitness and eating well, but it wasn’t until more recently that I learned what I put ON my body matters just as much as what I put IN my body.

Lack of Regulation

Unlike the food industry, the beauty industry is unfortunately highly unregulated. The last major law regulating this multi-billion dollar industry was passed in 1938 – that’s over 80 years ago! Since then, thousands of chemicals have been introduced and companies can get away with sneaking toxic and potentially harmful ingredients into their products. Asbestos in makeup!? Scary!

My journey of switching to safer products for myself and my family and been slow and steady. I am so grateful I linked arms with Beautycounter a few years ago because it’s been an immense source of education and resources (not to mention, the community aspect and prosperous leg of my business).

As for regulating personal care products, the European Union is leading the way banning around 1,400 ingredients; Canada restricts around 600… and the United States, a measly 30! The FDA currently does not have authority to regulate what’s in our products, so it is really up to us individuals.

Once we know better, we can do better; by purchasing products with safer ingredients, we are voting with our dollar.

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